Today I'll be brief, as I'm swamped making my lists for an International Women's Day event I help organize for 200+ homeless women, women who use shelters, and supportive housing, etc. It's on Friday, so as the volunteer coordinator, right about now is when I start tearing my hair out. But, it always ends up being a very positive day, albeit exhausting.
An observation about needs... I had to spend a couple of hours at the mall for my job yesterday, helping someone who is incredibly uncomfortable there. I noticed that it is way easier to stick to only buying 'needs' (versus wants) if I don't spend two hours slowly strolling back and forth at the Eaton Centre, for example. I didn't actually buy anything. But I started to feel a craving and an unwholesome interest in the latest shoes and handbags, that's for sure.
Okay people, Ima keep out of the malls as much as possible these next 10 months.